DeSander, Beverly J., Saginaw, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother and sister passed away Monday, January 10, 2011 at Covenant HealthCare Cooper. Age 76 years. The daughter of the late Peter and Fern (Morgan) Strongrich, Beverly was born December 12, 1934 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Henry DeSander on July 12, 1969. He predeceased her August 14, 1989. Beverly and Henry owned and operated the family business, DeSander Landscaping, which still continues today. Beverly retired in 2004 as the bookkeeper of the businesss following over 35 years of service. She was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Beverly enjoyed fishing, going to the casino, watching classic movies, reading and knitting. Most of all, Beverly loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and April DeSander, Saginaw; two granddaughters, Katelyn and Alicen; Beverly’s step-children, Gary and Kathy DeSander, St. Charles; Yvonne and Tom Abbott, Saginaw; Cindy and Dan Palmer, Land O’Lakes, Florida; step-grandchildren, Donald DeSander, David DeSander, Theresa and Will Gast, Krista and Ric Moody; step-great-grandchildren, Logan and Ian Gast; two brothers and one sister, Andrew and Dany Strongrich, Harold Strongrich and Bonnie Pretzer; many nieces and nephews and cousins. Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2011 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 4735 W. Michigan Ave., Saginaw. Rev. Fr. John R. Johnson will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. There will be no visiting hours at the funeral home. Friends may call at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Thursday in the church. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.